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Souplantation, the popular buffet-style dining brand founded in San Diego 42 years ago, is closing all of its restaurants permanently, a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic that is likely to be the death knell for all self-serve eateries.
Souplantation's owner says there was no way the restaurants’ longtime self-serve model could survive in the era of COVID-19
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John Ziegler May 7
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To be clear, Souplantation is NOT a casualty of the pandemic. It’s a casualty of the insane PANIC surrounding the pandemic. Souplatations were open for months in CA while virus spread before shutdown with 0 evidence of an outbreak related to them. Virus didn’t do this, we did.
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Brian Oswald May 7
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In hindsight do you think we should have done zero social distancing? If we'd done zero what do you think the death account would be (I know folks on the right think the death count has been spiked way high for various reasons)?
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PPitstop May 7
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Honestly was never a fan of this place, but feel very sad for the employees losing their jobs. That's a lot of people needing work.
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Arthur Robert Silva May 7
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Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic College Football Season.
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Basstrilogy May 7
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Businesses that survived 9/11 and 2008 real estate meltdown could not make it through The Covid-19 Quarantine
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Michelle Hart May 7
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Meanwhile, wet markets reopen.
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DoctorJohn May 7
Replying to @latimes @EllenMinkin
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO My loaded baked potatoes and clam chowder 😢
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Anza-Borrego DRC May 8
Replying to @latimes @souplantation
Such a bummer. Best place for folks who want to leave a smaller harm footprint on the planet, lower-on-the-food-chain Vegan and Vegetarian eaters. will be missed!
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Mojave May 10
The one in La Quinta was especially nice. Several times they treated 6th graders I brought back from science fair judging in Indio.Some had never been to “a fancy restaurant” before. “What are those silver balls on people’s plates?” a boy asked. “Alex, they’re baked potatoes.”😊
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